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Getting to WORK with Vocational Rehabilitation Services. TBI Conference April 2014. Housekeeping. Cell phones muted Hold questions for the end Parking lot Alternate format. VRS Mission. Empower Minnesotans with disabilities to achieve their goals for employment , independent living,

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Getting to work with vocational rehabilitation services

Getting to WORK with Vocational Rehabilitation Services

TBI Conference

April 2014


Housekeeping

Housekeeping

  • Cell phones muted

  • Hold questions for the end

  • Parking lot

  • Alternate format


Vrs mission

VRS Mission

Empower Minnesotans with disabilities

to achieve their goals for

employment , independent living,

and community integration.


Who vrs serves

Who VRS Serves:

  • Individuals who have a substantial impediment to employment due to disability

  • Individuals who are pursuing independent, community jobs, earning the same wages as coworkers without a disability

  • Students in high school to 65+ years old


Vrs and transition students

VRS and Transition Students

There is a VR counselor assigned to every high school in MN.

http://mn.gov/deed/images/Transition_School_Directory.pdf

“Simply Said” video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT9pKlcTQMg


Eligibility and priority

Eligibility and Priority

  • Social Security recipients (SSI,SSDI)

  • Ability to benefit

  • Priority for services

  • Communication

  • Self Care

  • Self Direction

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Work Tolerance

  • Work Skills

  • Mobility


Community partnerships

Community Partnerships

Independent Living Centers

Community Rehabilitation Partners

WorkForce Center Partners – Job Service, WIA providers

Area training sites – apprenticeships, community and technical colleges, universities, Adult Basic Education

Businesses


Potential services

Potential Services

Vocational Evaluation

Job Try Out

Driver’s Assessment/Training

Assistive Technology Assessment/Training

Skills based training

Job Shadow

Resume Development

Job Seeking Skills Training

Job Placement

On the Job Supports

* Supported Employment


Idea vs ada

IDEA vs. ADA


Examples of accommodations

Examples of Accommodations

Areas of Accommodation

  • Physical Limitations

  • Visual Problems

  • Maintaining Stamina During the Workday

  • Maintaining Concentration

  • Difficulty Staying Organized and Meeting Deadlines

  • Memory Deficits

  • Problem Solving Deficits

  • Working Effectively with Supervisors

  • Difficulty Handling Stress and Emotions

    http://askjan.org/media/BrainInjury.html


Success stories

Success Stories:

Add client first names here


Vrs statewide offices in wfcs

VRS Statewide Offices in WFCs

Most VRS offices

are located within

Minnesota’s

statewide network

of WorkForce Centers.

In addition to the WFC

offices, there are four

stand-alone VRS offices.

https://connect.mn.gov/sites/DEED/VRS/Directories/field.pdf


Questions

Questions:

Annette Sobek, MS, CRC

[email protected]

Rebecca Johnson, MS, CRC

[email protected]

Kendra Grunig, MS, CRC

[email protected]


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